|Submission Date||Aug. 20, 2011|
University of Northern British Columbia
IN-4: Innovation 4
Green University Project Manager
Office of the Provost
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
UNBC has partnered with the goBEYOND Campus Climate Network since September 2008 to implement the Teach-In Project at UNBC.
The goal of the Teach‐In is to start focusing the resources at postsecondary institutions to tackle climate change issues. Over the past three Teach‐Ins, hundreds of professors at UNBC donated 15 minutes or more of class time to host discussions related to climate change. The program engages students in important dialogue about climate solutions and how their schools can contribute.
One of the most innovative Teach-In Projects at UNBC was lead by a Chemistry Professor and group of students. The class found that changing the main campus road traffic pattern from one way to two way would lead to 16.5 tonnes reduction in CO2 emissions each week. This study was presented to UNBC administration and the traffic pattern change was successfully implemented in 2009.
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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